Marmaduke Mixer

Formation: Circle of couples facing in, lady on gent’s right
Music: “Marmaduke’s Hornpipe” on Lloyd Shaw CD Contratoons, Or use another hornpipe played about 118 beats per minute.

Download RTF file: Marmaduke Mixer

Prompts:

Intro or
  57-64   – – – -; All go Forward and Back;
      1-8   – – – -; – – Forward and Back;
    9-16   – – – -; Ladies left inside, Gents right, Single File Promenade;
  17-24   – – – -; – Reverse back to Partner;
  25-32   – – – -; – – Partners Gypsy;

  33-40   – – – -; – – Corner Swing;
  41-48   – – – -; – – Promenade;
  49-56   – – – -; (continue Promenade);
  57-64   – – – -; All go Forward and Back;

Description:

    1-8   All dancers go forward 3 steps and touch, then backup 3 steps and touch.
  9-16   Repeat 1-8.
17-24   Ladies step inside and to their left Promenade in single file (clockwise) while the gents Promenade single file to their right outside (counterclockwise).
25-32   Dancers individually turn around to retrace their path back to their partner.

33-40   Partners Gypsy once around each other (with right shoulders adjacent walk around each other while maintaining eye contact).
41-48   Dancers move forward to their corner (now diagonally to their left) to Swing ending with the lady on the right side of the gent.
49-64   Same two dancers Promenade for 12 steps. During the last 4 beats, face the middle ready to begin the dance again.

Choreography by:   Allan Brozek, Connecticut
Source:  Printed in American Square Dance, Bob Howell’s Easy Level column, (date unknown); Printed in CD Journal, August 2012.

See <Conntras.org> on the internet (CONNtra CONNection in CONNecticut) for more information about Allan and additional dances by Connecticut contra callers.

Usage:  Like Al’s “Ten O’Clock Mixer” this is a smooth and simple dance pattern.

This page from http://dances.callerlab.org (CALLERLAB Dance Resource).


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